Food industry specialist in integrated facility engineering Wiley has won the AIB Queensland Chapter’s Excellence in Building State Award for ‘Research, Development and Technology’.
The award recognises the innovative design and engineering delivered by Wiley during the construction of a $136 million small goods facility for Primo at Wacol in Brisbane. Executed in two stages over a two-year period, the project covered the cold storage and distribution facilities in Stage one while Stage two focussed on the production and administration buildings.
Project Director, Graham Harvey who accepted the award on behalf of the company, said that the honour was a testament to the Wiley integrated project delivery system, and the diverse in-house talents of the project team across design, engineering and construction combined with their depth of food facility experience.
Communicating the project’s unique food processing and manufacturing hygiene standards across a complex network of design, engineering and construction teams was a major challenge. Additionally, all project members were fixed on an immovable project end date, which would enable Primo to meet their immediate Christmas demand.
Wiley employed their in-house Building Information modelling (BIM)/ 3D modelling tools to effectively communicate key design elements across all project and client teams, and achieve the desired outcomes.
According to Tom Wiley, Managing Director of Wiley, the project showcases how the Wiley team’s constant focus on innovative solutions delivers optimal efficiency for food manufacturers and creates world-leading food facilities.
Wiley is now in the running to compete at the national level, with the winners of the National Awards to be announced in Melbourne in September.